Can you explain the process of making a claim for food poisoning in a Wetherspoons pub?
The legal process of making a claim for food poisoning in a Wetherspoons pub starts with the issuing of a claims letter, which outlines the reason why food poisoning in Wetherspoons compensation is being claimed. However, before the claims letter can be drafted it is important that your eligibility to take legal action is confirmed by a solicitor and evidence of negligence of the pub manager — or his or her staff — is collected. If Wetherspoons food poisoning claims cannot be substantiated with evidence of negligence they will not be successful.
The first step that you must take personally – after you have sought medical treatment for your illness — is to alert the Environmental Health Department to report your suspected food poisoning in order for an inspection of food preparation area of the pub to be conducted.
You should also return to the pub to make an accident book report to ensure that the manager is made aware that you contracted an illness from the food you consumed. Sending a letter of complaint to the restaurant manager is a suitable alternative course of action if you are not well enough to return to the pub or if it is not practical to do so. You should make a copy of the letter you send as this can be used in support of your claim.
When your case has been prepared, the claims letter can be drafted and the evidence against the pub will need to be included; this can influence the insurance company’s decision to accept liability for your illness. Twenty one days must be allowed for receipt of the letter to be acknowledged and a further ninety days must be allowed for the pub’s insurance company to respond to the claim. Liability for your infection must then be accepted or rejected by the restaurant’s insurance company.
If a strong case has been prepared and substantial evidence has been collected to substantiate your claim for food poisoning in a Wetherspoons pub, the insurer should accept liability for your illness. When liability is accepted, Wetherspoons food poisoning claims are unlikely to require litigation, although this does remain a possibility. If an appropriate level of compensation cannot be agreed between the insurance company and your chosen solicitor, the case will need to go to court to be decided. In the majority of cases, an out of court settlement can be reached when liability for an illness is accepted.
If liability is denied you must go to court to have your case heard by a judge, who will decide on the outcome of the case. If the claim is ruled in your favour, the judge will stipulate how much food poisoning in Wetherspoons compensation is applicable, and the insurance company will be ordered to make payment.
We recommend using a solicitor to pursue your personal injury claim for food poisoning from pub food, and that you speak with a solicitor as soon as possible about taking legal action. You will be assisted with the preparation of your claim for food poisoning in a Wetherspoons pub, and all the legal processes will be taken care for you, allowing you to concentrate on recovering from your illness.